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Peter Pink: Potato humor

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Potatoes at the beach, potatoes protesting in front of a McDonald's, discussions by potatoes, an improbable meeting between potatoes and cucumbers, German artist Peter Pink goes straight to the point with his vegetable installations in public spaces.
Les patates de Peter Pink

The thing may seem a bit anecdotal like this one one, but you have to admit that the photo works pretty well: the potato seems rather nice, the cucumber a little more aggressive, and the banana has a touch of rock ‘n’ roll. Using the art of the clown, or the neutral mask, Peter Pink, who describes himself as a ‘non-sense maker’, comes to give each member of this joyous band of vegetables a fitting personality of its own. Whether for the irony or their chubby silhouettes, we grow attached to these little characters whose messages we start to read. “More water, more sun”. “Punk is dead”. “The meaning of life is to grow”. “Since when did you change so much?” These dialogues or slogans, when put into their context, are not so surreal as that. Since actually, a protest by potatoes in front of a McDonald’s makes sense. ‘Small is beautiful’ could be the message that emerges from these minimalist and activist installations of ‘food art’. Since yes, in the end, with very few things, we can say quite a lot. The potato revolt is a very quite and discreet revolt that gives voice to those who do not speak.

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Les patates de Peter Pink

Les patates de Peter Pink

Les patates de Peter Pink

Les patates de Peter Pink

Les patates de Peter Pink

Armée de concombres

Armée de concombres

Les patates de Peter Pink

Les patates de Peter Pink

Les patates de Peter Pink

Les patates de Peter Pink

Bananes à lunettes

Les patates de Peter Pink

Les patates de Peter Pink